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Study challenges concerns over hospital readmission reduction practices

UT Southwestern Medical Center

A UT Southwestern study is challenging concerns that a federal health policy enacted in 2012 to reduce hospital readmissions leaves patients more vulnerable.

Channels: Emergency Medicine, Government/Law, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Heart Disease,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 2:40 PM EST
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Reduced Inhaler Use is Safe for Infants with Bronchiolitis

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Bronchiolitis, a lung infection that is one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations in young children, is most prevalent during the winter months and is usually treated with albuterol delivered via inhalers, despite evidence showing no benefit in most patients. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) redesigned the hospital’s standard treatment for the infection and reduced albuterol use without compromising care.

Channels: Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Patient Safety, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 1:45 PM EST
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Newswise: Exosomes promote remarkable recovery in stroke

Exosomes promote remarkable recovery in stroke

University of Georgia

Scientists present brain-imaging data for a new stroke treatment that supported full recovery in swine, modeled with the same pattern of neurodegeneration as seen in humans with severe stroke.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Clinical Trials, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Neuro, Pharmaceuticals, Regenerative Medicine, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
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Newswise: Hospital Critical Care Resuscitation Unit Improves Patients' Chances of Survival

Hospital Critical Care Resuscitation Unit Improves Patients' Chances of Survival

University of Maryland Medical Center

Patients with acutely life-threatening health conditions who were treated in the innovative Critical Care Resuscitation Unit had better health outcomes, including a 36 percent lower risk of dying, than those who were transferred from a hospital’s emergency department then evaluated and treated in a traditional intensive care unit.

Channels: Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Patient Safety, All Journal News,

Released:
13-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Newswise: 2017 San Diego Wildfire Increased Pediatric ER Visits for Breathing Problems

2017 San Diego Wildfire Increased Pediatric ER Visits for Breathing Problems

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A small wildfire in San Diego County in 2017 resulted in a big uptick in children visiting the emergency room for breathing problems, according to new research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

Channels: Asthma, Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Environmental Health, Pollution, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Wildfires, All Journal News,

Released:
6-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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Bystander CPR Less Likely for People Living in Hispanic Neighborhoods Compared to Non-Hispanic Neighborhoods

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

People living in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods are less likely to receive CPR from a bystander following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to people living in non-Hispanic neighborhoods, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Duke University of School of Medicine reported in the journal Circulation. This same group also had a lower likelihood of survival.

Channels: Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Heart Disease, Public Health, Race and Ethnicity, All Journal News,

Released:
2-Jan-2020 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Paramedic breathing tube insertion on first attempt improves cardiac arrest survival rate

Paramedic breathing tube insertion on first attempt improves cardiac arrest survival rate

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

A newer breathing tube could save the lives of more than 10,000 sudden cardiac arrest patients a year for a simple reason: it’s easier than standard intubation to insert on the first try, according to researchers from UTHealth.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Healthcare, Medical Meetings,

Released:
13-Dec-2019 12:40 PM EST
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Vanderbilt Doctors Discuss When to Visit Emergency Departments for Cold and Flu Symptoms

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

While it can be difficult to decipher symptoms, Michele Walsh, MD, assistant professor of Pediatrics and medical director of the Pediatric Emergency Department at Children's Hospital, offers tips on when it is best to bring a child to an emergency department (ED) versus making a call or visit to the family pediatrician.

Channels: All Journal News, Children's Health, Emergency Medicine, Family and Parenting, Healthcare, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders,

Released:
11-Dec-2019 3:10 PM EST
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